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01-09-2013, 09:38 AM
Mayor Bee
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Originally Posted by schminksbro View Post
Spot on. I just don't get why people want to dilute the game even further. The league has a number of weak owners who will never help to grow the game as it is. I would be much more in favor of fewer but stronger teams. People like to latch on to greatness and greatness is severely lacking in a lot of existing franchises. Trying to market the game with a bunch of garbage teams in apathetic markets is a fool's errand. As long as Bettman is guiding the strategy the NHL will struggle.
Who's more likely to do their part to "grow the game":
1) Someone in a "non-traditional market", who needs to expose as many people as possible to the game, or
2) Someone in a "traditional market", where people are going to show up anyway because the exposure has already been there for years?

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